Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo took home the Best Original Screenplay prize for their "Birdman" script at Sunday's Oscars. Wes Anderson was widely expected to win the award for his and Hugo Guinness' "Grand Budapest Hotel" script, marking his third consecutive loss in the category.
"The journey of 'Birdman' started three years ago when I asked Nico, Alexander and Armando to follow me in a crazy idea, and because they are crazy we did it and we wrote 'Birdman' together, and for that I am all my life grateful and thankful for that and to share this experience with them," Iñárritu, who also directed the movie, said during his acceptance speech.
The quartet topped Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"), E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman ("Foxcatcher") and Dan Gilroy ("Nightcrawler"). This was Anderson's third nomination in the Original Screenplay category, following "Royal Tenenbaums" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
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